Syrian Torture Images on Display at U.N.: To Look or Look Away

Photography exhibition at United Nations documents horrors.

Michele J. Sison, U.S. deputy representative to the United Nations, stated that “There is no vocabulary that captures what the victims portrayed in [the images] felt before their excruciatingly painful deaths. We know that it is far easier to walk rapidly down this corridor, far easier to look away, but I encourage you to stop and take a moment and look at these men, these women, and children. These images are the graphic depiction of how the Assad regime treats its citizens.”

The photos below show reactions from some of the viewers who did not walk past or look away, but stopped to take in this exhibition.